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Red Bull Stratos: Supersonic Freefall by Parachutist Felix Baumgartner Scheduled for Today

Tue October 09 2012 10:37 am  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=56103
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CGI Graphic simulation of Supersonic Freefall. Red Bull mission control reports they’re on a weather hold due to winds at 700ft – the top of our giant balloon. Next update expected soon. Launch not possible before 1:30 EDT/12:30 CDT/11:30 MDT/17:30 GMT.

UPDATE: Postponed again because of wind.

Red Bull Stratos — First Attempt of Parachutist to Break the Sound Barrier
Felix Baumgartner is scheduled to attempt to go supersonic when he jumps from a record altitude of 23 miles (37 km or 120,000 feet) over New Mexico. Following a weather forecast for bad contitions on October 5, 2012 the jump attempt was rescheduled for October 9 2012. The drop zone or landing zone is in Roswell, New Mexico.

Two previous test jumps were conducted on March 15, 2012 (71,581 feet/Free Fall timed at 00:03:43 with maximum speed of 360 mph) and July 25, 2012 (96,640 feet/Free Fall timed at 00:03:48 with maximum speed of 536 mph).

Felix Baumgartner (born April 20, 1969) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). Most BASE jumps are made from less than 600m (2,000 feet).

Baumgartner is renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. In 1999 Baumgartner claimed the world record for the highest parachute jump from a building when he jumped from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Baumgartner set the world record for the lowest BASE jump ever (95 feet), from a hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The height to the head of the statue is 130 feet. The statue stands on top of the Corcovoado mountain at 2,300 feet.

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Baumgartner served in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training missions landing on small target zones.

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